Employment Specialist

Mary's Place

About the organization

Mary’s Place provides safe and inclusive shelter and services for women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. We operate a women’s day center and several 24x7 family centers/shelters in King County. We serve hundreds of families–moms, dads, and children–providing a safe place for them to be inside and together at night, along with food, showers, clothing, and access to housing and employment resources. We believe that no one’s child should sleep outside.

Valuing diversity and championing equity are core values at Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place is an equal opportunity employer with a culturally diverse work environment and a commitment to social justice.

Duties

• Assess individual’s job readiness, occupational training needs, and/or need for additional community resources within the employment and financial literacy fields.
• Work with the individual to develop clear and realistic employment and
• educational objectives
• Coach clients in developing job skills, building resumes, writing cover letters, etc., and provide clients with job search information.
• Research employment partners on behalf of Mary’s Place clients and connect best fit candidates
• Partner with the Employment Services Director to provide individuals with support services, and/or make referrals to other community agencies to resolve employment barriers.

Qualifications

• High School Diploma or GED
• Experience in social services, social work, education, or related field desired
• One to two years of experience working with homeless people or a similar population required
• Ability to relate in an empathetic, supportive, non-judgmental manner, works well with men, women and children from all ethnic, social, economic and sexual orientation backgrounds
• Access to reliable transportation and the ability and willingness to travel throughout King County and work from multiple sites
• Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and as part of a team

Salary

$18.50-20.50/hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for this opportunity, please email resume to [email protected] No phone calls please.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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